Nouns after a possession -s are treated as definites, but can't use the definite form. But English often prefers the "the X of Y" variant, where you can use the definite article.
"We are today's heroes" would also be a good answer - but it was marked wrong!
The reference meant nothing to me (being not-European, not a fan of auto tune, and also old) so, for the benefit of anyone else who doesn't get it, here you go. Don't thank me. Thank Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nbq6Ur103Q
So, my question is: why not sing it in Swedish?
I'm not a fan of Måns Zelmerlöw either, but he's admittedly a good live singer, and autotune is not permitted at the Eurovision.
There are three reasons for not singing in Swedish:
- Songs in English tend to do vastly better in the contest.
- English is extremely popular in international pop culture and has been for over half a century now - many Swedish artists write exclusively in English.
- If you want to have an international career and fans abroad, Swedish is a generally terrible choice of language.
Thanks for the quick response. It's too bad people can't be a bit more open-minded about language. Here in Canada, it's almost unheard of for French-language songs to be played in English Canada, even though there are so many great québecois artists. My feeling about Måns is that he probably DOES have a good voice, which is why the very obvious auto-tune annoys me so much. I think it tends to be more about special effects than trying to improve someone's singing, and I hate that (but am going seriously off-topic!)
It is a grey area, isn't it? I don't know the exact wording, but the ESC rules basically say that while using autotune to make corrections is not allowed, using effects to augment the performance is perfectly fine. Obviously, some artists use that to a fuller extent than others...
Not knowing the song, I wrote 'heroes of our age' and was marked wrong. What would the Swedish equivalent of 'heroes of our age' be?
"age" as this sense would be tidsålder. I'm not that opposed to adding it, though. Will think about it for a bit. :)